Trans. & proc. Roy. Soc. South Australia 33: 209 (1909) APNI
Flowering stem slender to stout, 10–80 cm tall. Leaf-blade to 50 cm long, base 2–8 mm diam., purplish. Flowers 10–50, white with greenish or reddish markings, often fragrant, in a dense to open spike 6–20 cm long; ovary obovoid, 4–6 mm long, swollen; sepals 6–10 mm long, dorsal sepal deflexed or incurved, ovate-lanceolate, lateral sepals free, ovate-lanceolate, usually divergent, recurved; petals 6–9 mm long, linear-oblong to spathulate, margins often white. Labellum 6–10 mm long, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, white, crystalline, usually bent at about 90 deg. near the middle, proximal half erect to recurved, often protruding between lateral sepals, margins strongly folded or crisped-crenulate; callus yellowish, thin-textured, channelled, ending just past the labellum bend, basal swelling prominent, pyramidal. Column appendages falcate, to 3 mm long, truncate. Flowers Oct.–Jan.
Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, OtP, OtR, RobP, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also SA, NSW, ACT. New Zealand. Widespread throughout much of Victoria and present in a wide range of habitats from sea-level to the subalps.
The authors of various recent publications have recognised many informal segregate taxa within the Prasophyllum odoratum complex, several of which are reputed to be in Victoria. In the absence of a revision containing comprehensive descriptions and keys outlining their salient features and differences a broad view of the group has been taken here. The relationship between P. odoratum sens. strict. and P. patens, P. robustum, P. truncatum and P. album is also in need of study.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|